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Hi everyone,

What's your opinion on NBME 3?
Do you think its a good test to do?
I've heard its the hardest NBME, is that true?

I recently took NBME 3 & did pretty bad on it - got below 250 (that's below 175 on the step1) !!
My exam is in less than a month!!

Please give me some feedback

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I did NBME 3 also, like a month an a half ago.
I don't know if is the hardest one but let's see what people have to say about it.
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well i dont about hardest or not. but a friend of mine had 219 on the nbme 3 a week before his exam, managed a 227 on the exam. so id say correlative give or take 5...get some more feedback on this!
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NBME is a pretty accurate NBME to what i know. But i will advise you to take NBME 7-6-3-11-12 ( Those are listed in order of Accuracy )...

The 11 and 12 are new, So that's why the low Accuracy but i would recommend those due people feedback, i intend to take the 11 or 12 next week.

Did you scored Less than 250 in NBME 3digit ? That's low,( sorry to hear this, but now lets work on the weakness) for what i've seem, this is your first NBME ? did you felt tense or something ? check the lower subject, work hard and re-read the FA ... what's your score on UW ? or Kaplan Qbank ?
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Thanks for the reply guys.

I will definitely be doing NBME 6, 7, 11 & 12 but I'll do those closer to my exam date to see if I'm ready or not!

I've read FA twice cover to cover and for some topics I've read it 3 times. I've only completed 33% of UW (700 questions) and my average so far is 45%.

I am planning on completing/repeating UW till my subscription ends ( have about 15 days left ) and then keep going over UW notes & FA and take a couple NBMEs.

Exam is coming up soon and this NBME 3 score below 250 (nbme 3 digit score not usmle) was a total shocker !!
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Thanks for the reply guys.

I will definitely be doing NBME 6, 7, 11 & 12 but I'll do those closer to my exam date to see if I'm ready or not!

I've read FA twice cover to cover and for some topics I've read it 3 times. I've only completed 33% of UW (700 questions) and my average so far is 45%.

I am planning on completing/repeating UW till my subscription ends ( have about 15 days left ) and then keep going over UW notes & FA and take a couple NBMEs.

Exam is coming up soon and this NBME 3 score below 250 (nbme 3 digit score not usmle) was a total shocker !!
Try to focus more and please try to eliminate those kind of things that are making you not to concentrate, because 45% is low for the goal you are looking... UW is meant to be finished above 60 to get good score... and Qbank Kaplan +55%. Keep pushing and review the weakness area.
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